Summary Of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter From A Birmingham Jail

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In his letters titled “ Letter From a Birmingham Jail” Martin Luther King Jr. utilizes religious allusions as a way to bring logic to his claim while simultaneously contributing to his credibility as a reverend and activist. In this letter, King seeks to justify the need to participate in the civil rights to the southern clergymen who have previously stated that Kings proactive participation in the civil rights movement is not the most appropriate way to solve the issue. He supports his claim when saying “I am compelled to carry to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my own town. Like Paul, I must constantly respond to the Macedonian call for aid”.In this quote, King alludes to Acts 16:6-10 when Paul the Apostle had been looking to spread the
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